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20 Awesome Amazing Facts About Cockroach | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Of the world’s 4,000 species, amazingly only 30 species live in our household.
  2. Cockroachs  have existed on earth for about 280 million years under all adverse conditions.
  3. Amazing fact is the cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs, covering a meter a second equivalent to humans clocking 300 miles per hour.
  4. A one-day-old baby cockroach, which is about the size of a speck of dust, can run almost as fast as its parents.
  5. Cockroaches have 6 legs and amazing 18 knees! These multiple leg joints help them to scale all types of terrains and quickly run away from danger.
  6. They are lazy spending 75 percent of their time resting.
  7. Cockroach can sense changes in air currents amazingly fast to recognize threats. The fastest start time clocked by a cockroach was just 8.2 milliseconds after it sensed a puff of air on its rear end.
  8. Amazing fact is a cockroach can change directions up to 25 times in a second.
  9. Adult males can squeeze into a crack providing space of  just 1.6 mm or the thickness of a quarter.
  10. Because they are cold-blooded insects, cockroaches can live without food for one month, but will only survive a week without water. They come out in the open mostly for water not for food.
  11. Cockroach can hold its breath for amazing 40 minutes.
  12. They have compound eyes that help them in detecting motion. Amazingly the eyes has 4000 lenses that help them to see all directions, at the same time.
  13. Amazing fact is even if you cut off it’s head, it would still run around the house for about a week before dying of thirst and starvation because its brain is not in its head. It’s scattered throughout its body.
  14. The female cockroach mates only once and is pregnant for the rest of her life. Laboratory female cockroaches are able to reproduce without aid of a male. They produce all female offsprings.
  15. Cockroaches’ heart is nothing but a simple tube with valves that pump blood back and forth. Amazing fact is the heart can even stop without causing harm to the insect.They have white blood that flows freely in their body.
  16. Cockroaches were the only organisms that could survive in an area after atomic experiments, except for scorpions! Amazingly their radiation resistance is about 80 to 100 times as that of humans.
  17. Fact is the only food that cockroaches won’t eat are Cucumbers!
  18. A cockroach that has just shed its skin is white with black eyes. After eight hours, however, it will regain its regular shell coloring.
  19. The world’s largest cockroach is six inches long with a one-foot wingspan found in South America.
  20. Amazing fact is cockroaches get their vitamins from bacteria that live in their bodies.For millions of years, cockroaches have carried on a symbiotic relationship with special bacteroides carried within their own bodies. The bacteroides live within special cells called mycetocytes, and are passed down to new generations of cockroaches by their mothers.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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